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Interesting - an innocent until proven guilty idea perhaps?  I was thinking it should be more along the lines of "here are the facts as we understand them" and leave it to the judge and jury to decide if those facts constitute a violation of the law.  Or at the very least it seems more like a fishing expedition if you are not sure in advance that the law was violated.
Perhaps you should consider that "to skirt" implies that complying with the laws exactly as they are written is somehow illegal because someone "believes" that it is their "view" that there is wrong doing.  Maybe in Baseball we can have rulings that one team gained an unfair advantage because they have players who can run faster and take advantage of the "stealing a base" rule that was clearly set up to favor those teams who are able to assign players to a roster in a...
Yikes - update via iTunes was taking too long to download so I decided to go OTA as I have in the past for smaller updates - and it did not work - after reboot and very long trying to verify the update - the phone restarted in recovery mode thinking it was a brand new phone. Now restoring from a backup from an hour ago - and will see if it is with or without the update since the update did install as part of the recovery before I could get to a point where I could choose...
Not sure I would try that with my bare hands - what if the glass had shattered.
 Apparently I must have - still interesting to speculate about. Now MS buying Mojang is no longer rumor - and man if I had even 1/10th of that $2.5 billion I could pay off most of my Visa cards.
 Maybe you missed the original post - they (Square) allegedly have turned down a rumored $3 billion dollar buyout offer (from Apple).  Is that better?  It was not my intention to claim that in this particular case that either an offer was in fact made - or that offer was indeed refused - but rather speculating on what might be going on in any company to need a $100 million dollar infusion while categorically denying that discussions of selling for $3 billion even...
 Or perhaps it wasn't there at first and was later added. I saw it when I first read this article.  What has me curious is that if Square is doing so well that they don't even need to consider a multi-billion dollar buyout, for what exactly do they need a $100,000,000 investment?  As to the various comments about Square fizzling out - yes there will still be a place for physical swipe for a time and perhaps they can incorporate NFC in a soon to be released product - but...
I have not yet been able to watch the presentation/demo. My point is that for technology to be entirely effective - everyone involved in its use needs to have some understanding of how to use it properly. 
 I shop at one place where despite a keypad and swipe setup for the customer to use they still ask to see the card and check for a signature and if not signed ask for ID and in some places they enter the security code. So while technology allows for a transaction to take place in which the cashier nor the customer in line behind you needs to have any sort of physical or visual access to your card - that doesn't guarantee that everyone operating such gear will understand...
How long before cashiers ask not only to see the image on the screen but also your ID to double check the signature etc.  I am all for smarter and more secure tech but we are still dealing with people in many cases and it may take far longer for any adjustments on that front to catch up to the capabilities of technology. 
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